Our Parade Vehicles

Carnes Fire Truck

14 Riders Max.

The Dancing Queen

20 Riders Max.

The Lemonade Day Bus

12 Riders Max.

Yaga's Float

16 Riders Max.

Dancing Queen 2

16 Riders Max.

If you are interested in requesting one of our vehicles for a parade, read below

Important

Reservations will be awarded to past customers of Carnes Funeral Home, and customers that have pre planned services with Carnes Funeral Home. Other individuals and organizations may request a vehicle within 7 days of the event.

Reservations


We do not charge for use of our vehicles in parades, but there are other expenses you will need to cover.

Requests are not guaranteed. We reserve the right to refuse usage of the vehicles.

Reservations will not be considered more than 60 days in advance.

When possible, we will provide a vehicle as a community service. There is no fee or cost on behalf of the funeral home. Parade fees and expenses MUST be paid prior to the parade and are not covered by the funeral home.

No Birthdays. No Pub Crawls. No Family Reunions. Just parades and only parades.

Fees vary from event to event.

Cancelations


The driver maintenance fee is non refundable due to drivers having to arrange their personal schedules for parades, and sudden cancelations also prevents other organizations from using the vehicle. Cancellations less than 7 days will not be refunded. Failure to notify us of a cancellation will result in non-use of vehicles for future use.

If the event is canceled after the driver has arrived at the event, the deposit will not be refunded.

Breakdowns | Mechanical Failure


Our vehicles require constant attention, maintenance, and respect.

Parts can be difficult to come by due to the unique nature of these parade vehicles and the modifications required to make them safe and road worthy.

Electronics onboard each vehicle is tailor made and specifically engineered for our use in the parades.

We put a lot of work into maintaining this equipment.

In the event of mechanical failure (during the event or prior to the event), we will attempt to provide a parade vehicle that is capable of holding the same amount of riders. Please keep in mind, these vehicles are one-of-a-kind and OLD. We provide tip-top preventive maintenance, but time and wear still take their toll.

Our Trailers


Our two trailer-floats are available only if obtaining one of our buses durning the Mardi Gras and 4th of July parades.

A police escort is required when pulling the trailers.

Signage


All signage MUST be exact same size as the panels that are used on the vehicles. No banners, poster boards, tape, or any other signs may be used. Details below:

Our signs are 79.375 inches wide by 32 inches tall, polycarbonate plastic, and are mounted in LED backlit panels. If you choose our vendor (or any other) for your signs, we will gladly store them for you at our facility for continued use.

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If you do not provide your own signs, we will provide them for you.

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We have all our sign's developed at TNT Signs in Texas City.

Music


We will provide the appropriate music. If you choose to provide your own music, no profanity is allowed. Any music provided MUST be on a USB drive in mp3 format or a device that has a headphonejack.

Music MUST be in a consecutive playlist and will not be adjusted during the parade. Music MUST be suitable for families.

Terms & Conditions


The Waiver is required for all riders. Review the terms and conditions of the waiver. You cannot ride one of our vehicles unless you agree to the terms and conditions.

It is the responsibility of the individual requesting the vehicle to have each rider sign a waiver and provide the waivers to the driver, prior to boarding the vehicles - no exceptions. Minors MUST have a parent sign.

RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS

Rider Rules

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Carnes Parade Krewe is paid for and sponsored by Carnes Funeral Home.